In the beginning, there was only one size of Ukulele, the soprano or “standard” (21″ long, 12 frets.) It’s still the most popular.
In the early 1920’s, Sam Kamaka started making pineapple-shaped standards, at first for the tourist trade. He even painted some of them to look like a pineapple. They sounded so good that the locals began buying them, too! They sound slightly fuller and warmer than the regular shape.
This Mele mahogany standard pineapple is entirely handmade out of solid mahogany, with ebony bridge and fingerboard. The ebony binding ensures structural integrity, which allows us to offer the famous Mele lifetime warranty. Individually set up by Michael Rock for great action, awesome tone and precise intonation.
MELE HANDMADE SOLID MAHOGANY Pineapple SOPRANO
- Solid Mahogany Top, back & sides
- Solid ebony binding, fingerboard, nut & bridge
- Hand carved mahogany neck
- Soprano 4 string
- Echoes of Aloha brand strings
- Rope Inlay design on the sides
- Grover tuners
- Non-adjustable truss rod